USGS Water Resources Applications Software: OTEQ
This page contains a set of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for the OTEQ software package.Questions related to OTEQ are divided into the following categories:
Installation files for the OTEQ software may be downloaded from the Download section of the OTEQ Web site. After obtaining the installation files, OTEQ may be installed by following the instructions in Section 5.3 of the OTEQ documentation.
The OTEQ software is available for use, free-of-charge. Software and related materials (data and documentation) are made available by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) to be used in the public interest and the advancement of science. You may, without any fee or cost, use, copy, modify, or distribute this software, and any derivative works thereof, and its supporting documentation, subject to the USGS software User's Rights Notice.
An executable version for Microsoft Windows is not part of the official OTEQ release. Executable binaries may be developed for Windows by compiling the software as described in Section 5.4 of the OTEQ documentation.
An executable version for Macintosh computers is not part of the official OTEQ release. Executable binaries may be developed for the Mac by compiling the software as described in Section 5.4 of the OTEQ documentation.
OTEQ users running Linux on personal computers or Solaris on Sun Workstations can use the pre-compiled executables that are available in the Download section of this Web site; compilation for these operating systems/hardware platforms is not required.
Compilation is required in the following situations:
This error occurs when OTEQ can not find the control, parameter, flow, or MINTEQ input file that it is looking for. All of these files must reside in the directory from which you are executing the OTEQ command. The control file must be named 'control.inp'; names for the remaining input files must correspond to the filenames specified in the control file.